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Archive for November, 2012

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Support for Animal Experiments Decreasing as Mistrust in Scientists and the Rules Governing Animal Experiments Grows

A recent Ipsos MORI poll commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has shown that public opposition to the use of animals in medical research has grown steadily for the past six years. More than one in three people now identify themselves as “objectors” to the use of animals in medical research. No doubt, support for animal testing will continue to fall as people become increasingly aware of exciting, progressive and effective science that uses non-animal methods. These methods, including sophisticated computer and mathematical models, human tissue and cell cultures … Read more.


  • 08
  • Nov

Is this the Grossest PETA US Ad Yet?

Our colleagues at PETA US have come up with an ad that visualises just what eggs really are: chicken menstruation. It is a thought that makes us cringe, but chicken periods are exactly what you’re eating every time you fry, scramble or bake with eggs. We’ll spare you the full ad, but we’ve included a censored version below. If you are brave enough, visit PETA US’ website to see the full version.

Pan: © iStockphoto.com/Uyen Le

 

As well as being gross, eggs are cruel. Birds suffer crippling leg injuries from standing … Read more.


  • 06
  • Nov

Joan Jett Loves Animals (and Rock ‘n’ Roll)

Legendary musician Joan Jett has given her voice to animals for years, and her dedication to sharing the advantages of a meat-free diet is an inspiration to us all. PETA and animals are lucky to have Joan by our side.

Joan was recently honoured for educating her fans about animal rights and her continued dedication to alleviating animal suffering. A punk-rock icon and the star of PETA’s “Canada’s Club Scene Sucks” campaign, Iggy Pop, presented Joan with the Nanci Alexander Activist Award last week in Florida, and at the same time, … Read more.


  • 06
  • Nov

Miss Green Teen Celebrates 13th Birthday With Compassionate Kid Award

The Miss Green Teen website teems with information that makes the case for animal rights easy to understand and hard to ignore. The site is run by Maia Page-Rubio, who recently received PETA’s Compassionate Kid Award on her 13th birthday in recognition of her efforts to help animals.

Maia’s activism focuses on the cruel practice of maiming and killing animals in cosmetics testing. On her website, she writes about the issues and offers cruelty-free fashion and beauty tips.

“Young people are leading the charge for animal rights around the world, and Maia … Read more.


  • 03
  • Nov

Frightening Fireworks Displays Can Mean Runaways, Injuries

To dogs, cats and other animals, Guy Fawkes Night can seem more like World War III than a joyous celebration. Noisy fireworks are frightening to animals, who don’t realise that the explosions are entertainment, not signs of danger.

After fireworks displays, animal shelters nationwide report an increase in the number of lost companion animals. When they hear the cracks and booms in the sky, many animals panic and jump over fences or break chains, and some even jump through glass windows in order to get away from the terrifying sounds. Some animals … Read more.


  • 02
  • Nov

Award-Winning Actor James Cromwell Warns Against Violence

As Farmer Hoggett in the film Babe, he made his living from abusing animals, but in real life, actor James Cromwell is committed to helping animals. That’s why Cromwell has teamed up with PETA for a new video public service announcement that warns everyone to look out for people who hurt animals before they move on to hurting other humans.

“People who commit violent acts often start out by hurting animals”, explains Cromwell in the video. “If you know of someone who’s abusing or neglecting an animal, don’t ignore it or just … Read more.